Woodland Management: Forest Health

9:00 – 9:05 Intro
9:05 – 9:30

Forest Health

This introductory presentation defines the basic concept of forest health, covering the factors that influence the health of individual trees as well as the forest community as a whole in order to identify the foundational principles that will be discussed in more detail through the rest of the workshop.

9:30 – 10:20

Forest Pests

While insects and their invertebrate kin are integral parts of the forest community serving many beneficial roles in forest ecology, there are several species that cause management challenges for woodland owners and might warrant management.  This presentation discusses the biology and behavior of the more common forest pests as well as the emerging threats in the southeastern US and provides recommendations for prevention and control of these damaging arthropods.

10:20 – 10:40 Break
10:40 – 11:30

Tree Diseases

This presentation will discuss fungal, bacterial and insect vectored diseases in pines and hardwoods and their management options

11:30 – 12:00 Hands on Samples Insect and Disease
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:50

Herbicide Basics

This will touch on general terminology, application methods, and some basic herbicides used in forestry along with how to read a label.  This presentation is geared toward the landowner who may be interested in doing some vegetation control.

1:50 – 2:40

Non-native Invasive Plants

Many plants have been brought into the United States for centuries. Some, like the Deodar cedar are not invasive.  However, some of these plants are so invasive that they will shade out and kill all native fauna and trees.

2:40 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:00 Hands on sprayer (Demo/Calibration)

Who Should Attend
Landowners and land managers who have an interest in learning about basics of forest management. 

Dates and Locations
October 3, 2017, University Center of Greenville - Main Auditorium | 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607
October 5, 2017, Lynches River County Park - Multipurpose Room | 5094 County Park Rd., Coward, SC 29530
October 24, 2017, Sandhill REC | 900 Clemson Rd., Columbia, SC 29229

Registration for this program is $50 and includes breaks and lunch on-site. This program is limited to 40 people so early registration is encouraged. See the link below to register for the 2017 classes.

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Cancellation Policy
Cancellation of registration must be made 7 days in advance to obtain a full refund. Refunds after that date will be subject to a $10 service charge. Refunds will not be given 3 days prior to the workshop. If cancellation becomes necessary, substitution in lieu of cancellation is recommended. For cancellation please call 864-656-0606. Should Clemson University cancel this course for any reason, a full refund of registration will be made. Clemson University will not be responsible for any other costs the registrant may incur. For refunds paid by check, the registrant must provide a social security number or Federal Tax ID, if paid on company funds.